Online CoursesOverview “any time, any place, any path, any pace” - slogan of Florida Virtual School “School is where you are” - slogan of a PA public cyber school “Anyone can now learn anything from anyone at anytime.” -- Curtis Bonk, in his book The World is Open.
Advantages Time Cost Location Consistency Accessibility
Advantages Pre-Algebra Algebra I Remedial Math Learning Can Be Self-Paced Pre- Calculus Photo by Michael Surran
Potential Disadvantages Cheating is it really an issue? < Social Learning Limited Teacher Interaction Topic fit? Equipment computer, dial-up vs. high-speed Technical frustrations Mental Disconnect Lack of motivation
ConsiderationsWhen designing or selecting an online course Handout
Leading Tools Adobe e-Learning Suite Adobe Flash Articulate Studio
Study: Online Education Continues Its Meteoric Growth By Jeff Greer Posted January 26, 2010 “Online college education is expanding—rapidly. More than 4.6 million college students were taking at least one online course at the start of the 2008-2009 school year. That's more than 1 in 4 college students, and it's a 17 percent increase from 2007. ” WHAT’S NEXT ? “At last count, there were more than 1 million enrollmentsin K-12 online schools in the United States. And according to recent research, the number of students taking courses online will jump to more than 10 millionin the next five years.” -- David Nagel, 10/29/2009 photo by Sean Mcgrath
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